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Joseph BUCKLEY

Regimental number4743
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 4.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinSister, J Barmane, 5 Ashgrove Lane, St Marys Road, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date27 February 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched into 4th Training Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 15 April 1916.

Embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 14 June 1916; joined 46th Bn, 21 July 1916.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance (stricture), 24 August 1916; to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1916; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 26 August 1916; transferred to England, 29 August 1916; admitted to V.A.D. Hospital, Seven Oaks, England, 29 August 1916; discharged to Perham Downs Command Depot, 15 September 1916; granted furlough, 16 September 1916; marched into No 2 Camp, Codford, 4 October 1916.

Found guilty, 30 October 1916, of (1) being absent without leave (overstaying furlough) from midnight, 20 October 1916, until 3 pm, 29 October 1916: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeits 9 days' pay; total forfeiture 30 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 21 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, France, 22 December 1916; proceeded to join unit, 25 January 1917; taken on strength of 46th Bn, in the field, 27 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, left leg), 15 February 1917; to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 17 February 1917; embarked for England, 23 February 1917; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, England, 25 February 1917; to Grove Military Hospital, 22 March 1917.

Found guilty, 25 June 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military discipline in that when a patient in hospital he (1) was absent without leave from 7 pm, 25 June 1917, until 8:20 pm, 25 June 1917; (2) being drunk: admonished.

Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 July 1917; discharged from Hospital and granted furlough from, 7 July 1917, until, 21 July 1917, to report to depot; re-admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital from furlough, Dartford, 20 July 1917; discharged and marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 23 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 27 August 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 24 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 27 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUCKLEY Joseph

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